Nerdist: “The TV movie Legends of the Hidden Temple will follow three siblings who break away from a lackluster temple tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a real-life mission comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking head who knows the secrets behind the temple; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.”
Nickelodeon confirmed to Nerdist that they are planning a reboot (I guess that’s the right word?) of the ’90s game show as a “live-action TV movie,” set to be released later this year. It’s unclear at this time if this could lead to a revival of the game show itself.
If they can do this with Legends of the Hidden Temple, what’s to say they can’t do the same with Guts?
First I have to say that the TV-movie idea STINKS. If you’re gonna bring back Legends of the Hidden Temple, then bring back Legends of the Hidden Temple. This TV-movie seems forced, and frankly, I’m not all that excited for it. It should have a completely different name entirely in my opinion because it’s straight up disrespectful to all who have ventured through the temple spending what seemed like HOURS trying to assemble the dreaded shrine of the silver monkey statue.
If this means there’s an inkling of the actual show returning, I’ll take it. If there’s even one iota of a possibility of the original show maybe having a chance at coming back, then I will put up with this nonsense for the time being. And I have the idea that will take it back to stardom and beyond. Adults. Use adults because a kids game show is simply never gonna make it nowadays. Put em in a real forest or ancient temple. Bring back Olmec. Silver Snakes, Blue Barracudas, Green Monkeys, Red Jaguars, etc. Create a Fear Factor-like vibe and give this thing a real shot.
GUTS needs a return also. There is no greater symbol of athletic dominance than a piece of the Aggro Crag. Give me a piece of the immortal Aggro Crag over a gold medal or any trophy any day of the week and twice on Sunday. GUTS makes a legitimate case for Greatest Game Show of all time. It’s right up there with Supermarket Sweep. And while you’re at it, bring back Double Dare too. I’d love to see adults slipping all over the Alaskan Pipeline or trying to find that little orange flag in that gigantic nose. Absolutely impossible.